Friday, January 11, 2019

Free Template Friday - Human Trafficking Awareness Day

 

I haven't done a free template in a long time, but I've been feeling my oats lately and thought I'd make one. Don't count on me to be consistent though! Anyway, today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. As a mom of two little girls, I grow more and more worried about the state of the world we live in. I created this template, it's kind of a heavy topic, but it's an important one to address. I usually don't give permission to resell any of these, BUT, if you would like to create these and resell them and donate the proceeds to an organization that fights human trafficking, please, be my guest. I am selling the original on etsy and will donate the money to the organization 31:8 Project in the name of whoever has purchased it. Here is the link to download the template: Human Trafficking Awareness.


 Here is what the template looks like.

Monday, January 07, 2019

Come Follow Me - Matthew 1 & Luke 1





Come Follow Me - Week 2 - Matthew 1 & Luke 1

I have been obsessed with Felicitas Kuhn's art lately and thought I'd try my hand at illustrating something like her. If you want to cut these out and narrate the story to your children of Mary, Joseph, Elisabeth, Zacharias and the visiting angel Gabriel, be my guest!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas! Sand People Embroidery

I haven't posted on here in a while and this isn't a papercutting post, but I wanted to say Merry Christmas and give you a little something special. If you like to embroider, here's a pattern you can use to embroider something special. Like always, please don't use this to sell for your own. A few weeks ago, I had a booth at a Christmas market. Looking at all the other vendors, I saw someone selling some work and right smack dab in the middle of it was my very own stuff! I thought, "well, that's some nice work." Mostly I just felt bad for them that they were trying to sell stuff at a craft fair that wasn't their own. Anyway, Merry Christmas! That being said, I don't know who made up this quote, but it's awesome. And if they ever stumble upon this page and think, "Hey! That's my quote!", just know that I'm not selling this!

Also, I don't know how to make an embroidery pattern, this is my best guess at it.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Springville Museum of Art 92nd Annual Spring Salon

I went out of my comfort zone and tried something new a few weeks ago. I entered a couple of pieces into the jurying process for the Springville Museum of Art 92nd Annual Spring Salon. Since I was a young, fabulous BYU Coed, I've had friends who have entered art into the show. Most of my artwork up until a few years ago has mostly been on the graphic design side of things, not really Spring Salon material, so I've never tried to enter anything. Lately though, I've been trying to stretch myself a little bit, to develop a style and to put a little more care into the pieces I cut. Yesterday they announced the accepted entries and I got in! I feel pretty honored. I submitted two pieces and got one in. I'm going to share the one that didn't get in now and the one that did get in after the opening night.

This is the piece that didn't get in. I called it "Gestohlen." I flip-flopped between a few different titles. I love the squirrel getting into the nest, he's my favorite. Of the two pieces, I love the flowers the best on this one, but the energy on the one that was accepted was far greater. The other piece was my favorite and I'm glad they chose it.


If you feel like swinging by, the opening reception is on Wednesday April 20, 2016 from 7:00-8:30 pm. I'll be there with my squad. They have asked that the artists be there to talk about their work, so if you're interested in seeing a variety of talent from the Utah area, head on down to Springville.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Template Tuesday - Thank You!

So, two weeks ago it was my birthday. In an attempt to get more attention, I shamelessly asked for a birthday gift of 1000 followers on Instagram.You guys delivered! Thank you so much! As of right now I'm up to 1044 followers. That's small potatoes to a few of you, but to me it's nice and cozy. I'm also so excited for all the new followers I've received from the Salt and Honey Market publicity for their upcoming Spring Market that I'll be participating in.

In response to your kindness, I made a little Thank You papercut. The size it currently sits at fits nicely on an A7 card (5" x 7"). I cut it out last night. It took about 3.5 episodes of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" to cut out, so I guess if you do cut this one out, you'd probably better be really thankful!


Here's what the template will look like. The shaded parts are the inside bits to cut out first. You might be tempted to cut out inside the Thank You part, but you're not supposed to. You can if you want though!



Anyway, thanks for being so great! I hope you enjoy these little templates! Here's your free Thank You papercut: Thank You

Cindy

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Template Tuesday - Easter Lilies

I was working on a different piece for Easter that had Easter lilies in it and I thought that something with lilies would make a great Template Tuesday. So I did one!


This is definitely a more difficult piece if you're not comfortable with cutting thin lines. Just look at the whole thing as a bunch of lines. Try not to go over the borders. These are forgiving lines though, if you accidentally cut through one, the rest will still support it.

Here's the Easter Lilies Papercutting Template: Easter Lilies

©2016 Cindy Bean (www.bean-cutter.com
These templates are for personal use only. You can make them for your mom, you can make them for your aunt, you can make them for your family reunion, etc. Please don't sell these templates for your own personal gain. Don't ruin it for everyone else! Also, if you're going to sell art, maybe you should make it your own. You can do it, I promise! It's not good karma to pass off someone else's art as your own.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Freebie Friday - Sister Witches!

Today I am getting my gallbladder removed. Here are two ladies that look like they might have had a few stones in their lifetime, too. I like to call the one on the left, Ratty, and the one on the right, Batty. Two sisters who are oh so different in all the same ways. Does that make sense? It sounds cool.


Here is what the template looks like. It's not too hard, the trickiest part is not tearing the little twig lines. Have fun! Download: Sister Witches.

©2015 Cindy Bean (www.bean-cutter.com
These templates are for personal use only. You can make them for your mom, you can make them for your aunt, you can make them for your family reunion, etc. Please don't sell these free templates for your own personal gain. I put them out there as a service, don't make me get frustrated and stop doing them. Don't ruin it for everyone else! Also, if you're going to sell art, maybe you should make it your own. You can do it, I promise! It's not good karma to pass off someone else's art as your own.